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Hi I'm Sierra Hemeyer

I'm a band kid and a writer. Soon, I'll be a Sister Missionary in the Salt Lake City West mission, Spanish-speaking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, my name is Sierra! I currently live in Mesa, AZ with my parents, twin brother, and two younger sisters. I spend much of my free time writing (novel work mostly), playing trumpet, and passing time with my friends. That is, when I'm not in school or studying, which I spend a lot of time doing. I'm currently enrolled on scholarship at Arizona State University as an English major with a Spanish minor and just completed my freshman year. One of my favorite parts of ASU was playing trumpet in the university's marching band and basketball band. I also really loved the Institute program there and the teachers involved with it! Starting in August 2014, I will be serving a mission in the Salt Lake City West area speaking Spanish. Full-time Sister Missionaries serve, unpaid, for a period of 18 months. Oddly enough, I was born in Utah and over half of my extended family currently resides there! This is actually one of the very few parts of Utah that I am not familiar with, so I can't wait for that to change! I'm stoked to have the opportunity to serve the Lord and the Spanish-speaking people of SLC. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm lucky because I was born into a family that was already active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint. As a young adult, I visited a few other churches to make sure it was REALLY what I wanted, but these other organizations just made it more clear to me that I was already where I needed to be. This gospel is the original gospel that was taught by Jesus Christ in His ministry on Earth and it was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith when we needed it most. I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the keystone of this church, and I have found that they complement each other perfectly. The Book of Mormon is indeed ANOTHER testament of Jesus Christ and it was written for us in these latter days as an instruction manual to teach us how we must live our lives to attain God's greatest gift for us: eternal life (D & C 14:7). I have read this precious book multiple times and upon completion each time prayed to know it was true. Every time I read the Book of Mormon my testimony is reinforced and strengthened by the Spirit I feel while studying it. One of the defining characteristics of the LDS church is the presence of the Prophet, as other churches teach doctrine like revelation ending with the Bible or simply that modern-day revelation is not possible. I have a testimony that from the Prophet Joseph Smith, who was the key to translating the Book of Mormon and restoring Christ's gospel to the earth, to today's President Thomas S. Monson, the church has been led by men appointed by God. I have come to know through the Spirit of the Holy Ghost that modern-day revelation is indeed possible and that the LDS church is led by direction given directly from our Heavenly Father. This is because the worth of each and every soul is great in the eyes of God (D &C 18:10) and He wants each of His children to be happy and successful in this life. Our Heavenly Father will give us every opportunity to repent, return to Him, and receive the gift of eternal life.

How I live my faith

I'm currently living my faith by serving God and the Salt Lake City community on a full-time mission! I just take it one day at a time because I feel like it is a constant decision that people must consciously make to be fully converted to the Lord and the way of life that is expected of us as disciples of Christ. Like other active members of the LDS Church, I outwardly live my faith by studying the scriptures and praying daily. I also attend church weekly to take the sacrament in order to renew my covenants with our Heavenly Father and review the past week and my successes/failures in keeping those covenants. I try to "be an example of the believers" by sharing my faith with as many people as possible, whether it's online, in-person as a missionary, or by just being the best friend I can be to others.